Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of six farmsteads, mostly in southeastern Norway, so named from Old Norse tún ‘enclosure’, ‘yard’.
  • German : habitational name from Thune near Braunschweig or Thune on the river Thune, or from Thun near Hannover, all named with Middle Low German tūn ‘(woven) fence’, ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’.